A former royal bodyguard shared the challenges that come with protecting the royal family
Insider spoke to the royal family’s former bodyguard to learn about the challenges that come with protecting the likes of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
According to Simon Morgan, who worked as a protection officer for the royals from 2007 to 2013, there are many behind the scenes aspects of the job that the media don’t see.
Morgan noted that it’s easy to get swept up by the glamour of royal life — and he added the most important thing you can do to keep the royals safe is to plan ahead.
“It’s not about fighting, driving, shooting, or looking good in sunglasses,” Morgan told Insider. “There’s so much more to it than that.”
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As senior members of the royal family, the typical working days of Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle are often carried out in the public eye.
Whether they are embarking on one of the 2,000 engagements undertaken by the family on behalf of the Queen each year, an overseas tour, or a state dinner, there is always an element of threat that comes with the job.
One person who knows this all too well is former royal protection officer Simon Morgan, who worked as a bodyguard to the family from 2007 until 2013.
Morgan told Insider about the challenges that come with protecting the royal family from potential threats.
It can be easy to get swept up by the glamour of palace life — but this could compromise the royals’ safety
Morgan says it’s easy for royal staff members to get sucked into the extravagance of lifestyles like Harry and Markle’s. However, this is something which will cause security issues if the behaviour gets in the way of the job.
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Source:: Business Insider